Which Pure Oils is ideal for me?
Our range of Pure Oils come in a variety of skin penetration rates, making sure that there is a perfect oil for each skin type. Virgin Coconut Oil has the slowest skin penetration rate and is ideal for those with dry or inflamed skin. Sweet Almond Oil has medium skin penetration and is better suited for those with normal/combination or sensitive skin. Argan Oil penetrates the skin the fastest, making it ideal for those with oily skin.
How can I use Virgin Coconut Oil?
As the oil with the slowest skin penetration rate, Virgin Coconut Oil is ideal for those with dry or inflamed skin. It also works well as a massage oil (add a few drops of your favourite essential oils for added luxury) and eye makeup remover.
Virgin Coconut Oil is one of only a few oils available that is able to penetrate the hair shaft. Other oils can only sit on top of the hair and is not able to moisturise hair from the inside. If you have dry hair, you can massage 1-2 tablespoon of Virgin Coconut Oil on your hair as a deep conditioning treatment. Leave for at least an hour and shampoo thoroughly 2-3 times to remove all oil residue.
What is the difference between virgin coconut oil and ordinary coconut oil?
The key difference between coconut oil and virgin coconut oil is the extraction process. Regular coconut oil is extracted from dried coconut meat (also known as copra) via heat and fermentation, thus stripping the oil of its many nutritional properties.
Virgin coconut oil is extracted from fresh coconut milk without the use of heat. This extraction process leaves virgin coconut oil with a pleasant, light coconut smell and taste. Since no heat is used to extract virgin coconut oil, its nutritional properties are also preserved – thus virgin coconut oil contains more antioxidants, fatty acids, vitamins and minerals than ordinary coconut oil. The shelf life of virgin coconut oil is also much longer than ordinary coconut oil or any other edible oil as it hasn’t been subjected to heat or sunlight.
How can I use Sweet Almond Oil?
Sweet Almond Oil has medium skin penetration and is better suited for those with normal/combination or sensitive skin. Use it as an all-natural body oil or for oil cleansing. To clean your face with oil, simply apply 4-5 drops of Sweet Almond Oil on to your face and massage in gentle, circular motion. Rinse off with warm water or gently wipe with a soft cloth. There is no need to use a cleanser or moisturiser after cleansing with oil, as your face is now free from dirt and moisturised at the same time.
How can I use Argan Oil?
Argan Oil is great for those with oily skin as it penetrates the skin quickly and won’t leave you feeling greasy. You can also use Argan Oil to keep flyaways and frizz at bay. To prevent greasiness, apply just one drop on to the palms of your hand and rub your palms together before raking through freshly styled hair with your fingers. 1-2 drops of Argan Oil applied on to cuticles can help to prevent hangnails for beautiful fingertips.